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Feathers furrow, darker feathers show underneath. The bird stills, blinks. He pulls the bird from the snarl of netting. He smoothes the feathers, puts the wing back into place. The bird heats his hand. The bird whirs about his head, then flies to the trees along the road.
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He pulls the woman and child from the cage, hurries them to the playground. Seating the child in a swing,. Her hair lifts, falls. He gets on a swing. He toes off from the scuffed clay, points his feet. He gains height. His arms work as he pulls harder. He moves faster, higher. The old swing shrieks him higher and higher, his feet now over his head, kicking at the sun. From that height, he sees the woman and the child walking together under the far trees, their slipping away from him as his own life has—and that is the moment he lets go, throwing himself higher, farther, into the light that will burn him clean.
If ever there was a Lish writer who should have a book reprinted today, Peter Christopher holds the poster. Or perhaps publishing what he left behind in the folders is due. Anyone out there got the gumption for this consumption, to re-ignite this campfire for the living? Just found out today that he passed away. He meant a lot to me as a guide and friend. A beautiful writer. Both can be read online at said Unsaid Magazine. He meant a lot to his students. I was one of them. You are commenting using your WordPress.
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Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. RSS Feed. Christopher died in from complications of liver cancer, age His obituary notes: While teaching class, Christopher often encouraged his students to write every day while listening to Mozart and to read his favorite authors, Barry Hannah and Amy Hempel. See his wikipedia page.
Unsaid 4 , Carolyn Altman writes an essay about her memories of Christopher, stating, in part: Peter Christopher was legendary. He pushes her upstairs.
The sky looks empty. Seating the child in a swing, making sure her little hands are holding the chains, he pushes the child from behind. Share this: Twitter Facebook. Like this: Like Loading Bookmark the permalink. Pete's Dragon May 29, at am. Em March 9, at pm. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Scientists will now meet again their young patients to conduct a full cognitive assessment, according to the press release.
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